What you see here is the Grounder Hi. It’s a great-looking sneaker from P.F. Flyers that marries retro elements with modern ones. But the Grounder you see before you is far more than your average sneaker. It boasts a storied past few pieces of footwear can rival. First developed in the 1940s, the highly comfortable shoe was originally issued to U.S. military officers stationed all over the world. That’s right. The Grounder first saw action on the battlefield. From there it evolved into a high performance baseball shoe, protecting the feet of athletes playing America’s pastime. Again, however, it morphed into something new, and now the Grounder Hi is a durable, all-weather sneaker boot for the masses. Nods to its Service roots exist, as the Grounder is made from 14 oz. military canvas and outfitted with a rugged outsole, classic Grounder toe bumper, and a gusset tongue. You can wear a piece of history.